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Cision Analyzes National and Local Media Coverage of Key Voter Issues in Its Second Week of the 2020 State of the Election Report

CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --A Today, Cision, the global leader in earned media software and wire distribution services, published the latest data from its 2020 State of the Election blog series, a weekly nonpartisan media analysis of the U.S. presidential election. In its first week, Cision analyzed media coverage of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. This week, Cision spotlights the most important issues of the 2020 election, as defined by Pew Research, to look at how the media is covering them, both nationally and locally.
Cision Analyzes National and Local Media Coverage of Key Voter Issues in Its Second Week of the 2020 State of the Election Report
To learn more about Cision and to view the full media analysis click here.Key findings from this week's State of the Election include:

The economy and healthcare are always-on topics and generate the most consistent coverage, month after month.



COVID-19 has generated the most total coverage with 3.2M articles.A The coverage peaked at the height of the pandemic and garnered 60% of the total coverage in March.



Racial inequality did not become a major topic until the murder of George Floyd at the end of May.



Gun policy, one of the most divisive issues in the country, received the least amount of coverage.

In addition to number of mentions, Cision highlights the importance of looking beyond that number in order to assess how the media is framing key issues. With a handful of states carrying important influence in this election, Cision looks at local coverage of key issues in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.
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